Well we have lots of great news today!!
I've heard from so many people that God funds what he favors. Well, we are already blown away by the support we have received!!!
Our first shirt fundraiser order we sold 89 shirts & sweatshirts.Our total costs were:
Shirts & Sweatshirts Total Cost: $780
Shipping Supplies & Shipping Cost: $196
Total Cost: $976
Total Raised: $804
The second shirt fundraiser order was for 48 more shirts!!
Shirts Total Cost: $479
Shipping Supplies & Shipping Cost: $98
Total Cost: $577Total Raised: $479
TOTAL RAISED FROM SHIRT FUNDRAISER SO FAR: $1283!!!
Let me just say that all you guys that ordered shirts are Amazing!!! We are so blessed by what you've done and continue to do!!
Then there’s the donations we’ve received and the "CHANGE" HER WORLD campaign…
An anonymous family in Oklahoma sent us $200 even though they’ve never met us!
An amazing friend sent a check for $400!We’ve received $608 in straight donations on our Adopt Together fund!
THIS MAKES $1208 IN DIRECT DONATIONS SO FAR!!
We are humbled like you wouldn’t believe. While we still have a long way to go, our grand total once all this money is in will be $2458 toward Laila’s orphanage donation.
We have a few more things we are working on right now to keep on fundraising.
We have another shirt that will hit Booster.com tomorrow for our friends that preferred the idea of a funny shirt!!!! ;)
We hope you all have your change jars filling up as "Change" Her World will come to an end at the end of this month!
Our American Girl raffle has been a bust, so I'll post it up one more time and if there are no takers then I'll close that out and move on to our Amazon Gift of Your Choice raffle. ;)
Lastly, we have applied for five adoption grants. Some are straight grants, some would be matching grants, and we are very excited to see if we can serve a widow in our community for a Both Hands Project (details to follow if we are approved).
ALL SHIRTS from our first design will be mailed next week as soon as I get home from Coast Guard training. If you haven't paid yet, please submit your payment on the paypal or Adopt Together link on our blog. We still have around $600 worth of outstanding payments which reduces the amount that we have raised right now.
Thank you all SO much for your support!! And perhaps the best news of the day is THIS...
That's right people, we are one step closer to China!!! :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Fannie, Matt, Katelynn, Chengbin, & Laila